Cristina ?active 1 year, 6 months ago
Algorithm: a collage inspired by Arcimboldo's paintings & repurposing advertising leaflets
Algorithm 1.Take some advertising catalog (e.g. supermarket), the ones that you usually find in yout mailbox 2.Cut out a number of items (e.g. vegetables, fruits, etc.) and put them on a bowl. Try to choose items more or less the same sizes. 3. Decide your subject. E.g. composing a face, but any other subjects are OK 4. Make a list of the parts that compose the work, the order is not important (e.g. in the case of a face: the right eye, the left eye, the nose, the mounth, the ceeks, the hair, the tie, the hat, etc...) 5. Take a piece of paper or cardboard as support 6. Repeat: a.Declare which part you of your work you want to work with (e.g. right eye) b.Randomly pick one cutout from the bown (should be random, do not cheat!) c.Use it to complete the part of the work you declared, gluing it into the paper Until all cutout pieces are finished Note that deciding in advance the number of pieces affect the final result. Using too many pieces for a detail may result of not having enough for finishing the work. Even if you cut out too many pieces, you should use them all. The part of the work on which you want to work with should be declared before picking a random piece, you are allowed to use as many cutouts you want for a single part. The declared part of work should be clear and not anbiguous. Alternative: you can directly use (pieces of) fresh vegetables! NOTE: this algorithm is inspired by the works of the Italian artist Arcimboldo, known for his fruit compositions (in the photo it is shown the "reversible" painting "L'ortolano o Ortaggi in una ciotola", dated 1590)
Algorithm execution: Potrait Collage
Ok, this week there were no supermarket adverts on my mailbox! So I picked the material from a electronics local store advertising. The subject is a face... Notes: this assignment was done while playing firefighters with my son: it was a really multitasking experience ;-)
It took me 4 minutes.
I used hot glue on a piece of cardboard from a pizza box for creating materic forms. Then a took a photo with my phone's camera, using the rule of thirds for positioning three forms on the photo. One of the four corners is empty, giving the feeling of something missing and instability. Note: I was using the hot glue for repairing a broken toy, when I noticed that, living the hot glue pistol laying on the table, it was forming interesting forms: I went on exploring, I liked the thin wires that you can create pushing the glue pistol away. I would like to further explore this mean as a creative tool in the future.
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